Histamine Intolerance Podcast

April 19, 2017  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance

I recently was interviewed by Stephen Anderson for the Holistic Practitioner Podcast on histamine intolerance.

In this episode, we talk about my long struggle with histamine intolerance and how healing myself lead me into the work of helping others suffering from similar issues.

Here are some of the things we covered:

0:55 – Alison’s back story and how she became a health coach working with people suffering from histamine intolerance
2:40 – Drug intolerance and it’s connection to histamine intolerance
6:34 – The symptoms that Alison was struggling with prior to a diagnosis of histamine intolerance
7:19 – Insomnia and histamine intolerance
9:52 – Histamine intolerance is a symptom, not a diagnosis
10:00 – Why is it that people were once able to tolerate histamines in their diet and then suddenly are unable to?
14:02 – For people with histamine intolerance what are the types of symptoms they will experience after an exposure to histamine?
15:19 – Another major source of histamine other than food is bacterial infections in the GUT
17:11 – The two main enzymes that break down histamine
18:55 – The GUT tests that Alison runs with clients
21:05 – DAO (diamine oxidase) tests; Australia Immunopro, USA Dunwoody labs
21:24 – Variation of DAO during a women’s cycle
24:45Genetic test for medication tolerance
33:05 – H-Pylori and it’s connection to histamine intolerance
37:45 – Alison’s treatment packages that she offers to her clients
42:57 – Over the last 7 years of being a health coach what are some of the things that you’ve learned working with people
53:35 – Graded histamine intolerance list

Although we talked for an hour – I feel like I only scratched the surface. Nevertheless, I hope that there is something of interest that either pushes your practice forward or your own health.

Other Sources:

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/holistic-practitioner-podcast/id1085279606
Download: http://stephenanderson.com.au/podcast/holisticpractitioner/alisonvickery/

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  • pesh

    Hello Alison,

    Could you please tell me if your patients react to raw dried meats like jerky and raw fish like sashimi or raw cheeses even aged? I mean i have a theory that it is the cooked protein than is worse than the histamine itself and want to check if it is true. I know about two persons that can only eat raw milk without having histamine problems but raw milk is high in histamine – so there must be some explanaition.

    • Hello Pesh. As a general rule, any fermented or aged including vegetables, vinegar, wine etc is high in histamines. It’s the bacterial degradation that causes histamines to rise. As you know protein is crucial to health so I often find limited protein consumption causes a cascade of health changes. The issue, therefore, is not whether its protein but how is it treated from the time of processing. The longer the processing time the higher the bacterial and therefore amine load. The exception to this is fish, which needs to be eaten within 12 hours of the catch, as it degrades extremely quickly. You might like to download my histamine intolerance list as I explain the factors which influence histamine load. With thanks.

  • HI Marius I see histamine intolerance in these situations as a symptom. The question, therefore, is what is stressing your body. Is it a gut infection (often linked to hyperthyroidism)? Is it SIBO (which often causes wider food intolerances than histamine intolerance – and hypothyroidisim is a risk factor for developing)? Is it a viral infection? In these cases it is rarely about the food but an underlying stressor. I do hope that helps.

    • Marius Amelian

      Many thanks Alison. How would I go about getting these diagnosed?

      • You would need to work with a functional health practitioner and ask them to run as a minimum the GI-Map gut test. If appropriate a SIBO Lactulose breath test. If viral load is a concern then nagalase test followed by standard individual viral screen.